The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Monday that includes extreme southern Minnesota. The watch area does not include the Twin Cities, but includes counties just south of Rochester.
A warm front lifts north through Iowa into Minnesota Monday night. The most unstable air is south of the front, with temperatures hitting the 80s and sticky dew points in the 70s.
Occasional rain and thunderstorms move northeast across Minnesota tonight. The best chance for severe weather favors far southern Minnesota.